Welcome to the UNA-USA Nashville Cordell Hull Chapter!

SUMMER LUNCHEON AND PLENARY

www.una-nashville.org

“Sustainable Development in Panama
for 2017 & Beyond!”

 

Kent Humerickhouse & the MTSU Business Brigades

Saturday, August 26, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Belle Meade United Methodist Church
121 Davidson Road, Nashville, TN 37205

Adults $20, Students $10, Program only (at 12:00) – Free
Vegetarian option available if reserved
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY 12:00 P.M. AUGUST 21st
To reserve a meal:
Call 615-627-7352 or email info@una-nashville.org
IMPORTANT: If you make a reservation, but can’t attend, you are still responsible for payment.

Just back from Central America, Kent Humerickhouse & the MTSU Business Brigades journeyed to a rural region of Panama to participate in development work and provide support to a community bank. Kent and his colleagues represent a determined generation that is willing to implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals abroad. What ARE the SDG’s and will Panama be one of the first in the region to lead the rest of Latin America?

Kent serves as President of MTSU’s Economic Club and a member of the Financial Management Association, the American Democracy Project, the Pinnacle Honor Society, and the UNA Board. He studied economics, focusing on the economic development of small business from a global perspective, observing businesses of varying sizes from all around the world, from the street vendors in his homeland, Turkey, to the marketplaces of Japan.

He says that while development is an effective path, raw economics principles often don’t have the intended effect. Development is often a difficult task to master, with a history where the ends define the means. When looked at through the lens of the goals of the UN, this means the continued support of poverty amelioration, protecting human rights, and preserving the security of those trying their best to provide work and continued sustainability to their community. The MTSU Business Brigades aimed to do just that: empower people with financial tools to further grow their community and help business leaders and members alike with difficult business matters.